Monday, July 28, 2014

Cowardly Feathers

Apparently white feathers are a symbol of cowardice, especially in the British Army, but it can also be a symbol of peace here in the states. I'm going with peace, since I've stamped my fave feather stamp at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies in white Hero Arts White Unicorn ink. It's a much nicer meaning.

I love these stamps in white—the delicate feathers look fabulous on vellum, kraft and on black. Here I've sprayed the black cardstock with Tattered Angels (teal) and Shimmer Spray in gold. After it dried, I stamped the feathers. The patterned paper is from Studio Calico.


I decided it'd make a good guy card for my nephew, who's turning 22 this year. Sigh. Time flies!

Hope you get some crafty time in soon!
Chark

Friday, July 25, 2014

National Blueberry Month

Woo hoo! I had no idea it was Blueberry Month, but now that I know, I feel we should celebrate. Maybe I'll make some blueberry muffins...or better yet, this gorgeous-looking cake from Sally's Baking Addiction.


Or I'll just head to IHOP for blueberry pancakes!

I don't have any blueberry-themed crafts, so I'll just share this page of everyday silliness that my kids and husband dreamed up. He knows how to make balloon animals (I'm not sure why that's a skill of his, but it comes in handy now and then) and got some balloons and then the kids posed for me. I think the funniest pic is the one of my son wearing his Minion shirt with a Minion balloon...which is just a balloon with a face. I could've made that one!



It's nice to have pages for the little things too, so we remember them. The paper I used is My Mind's Eye On the Sunny Side collection. Unfortunately, it's a year or two old, so I don't know if it's available. Fortunately, I'm sure they have something similar this year.

Here's the Book Cover of the Week...it's a YA book about a boy who may not be a dream come true. Haven't read it yet, but love the cover. Doesn't it look dreamy? Ok, sorry, but I do like all the tree tendrils in the lettering and the color is fab.



Hope you're celebrating the everyday fun and that you have a fun Blueberry Month!
Chark

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

It's A Blustery Day Here

If you're a Winnie-the-Pooh fan, you know that means it's windy and rainy and basically the kind of day you want to spend indoors...doing crafts...all day. Hmmmm. Sounds good to me! 

Here's a card I made with my new Triangle Background die from Hero Arts and a2z Scrapbooking Supplies. I have tons of different papers that I cut out the other day, so expect to see a lot of cards with this die. It's easy and fun to use and I love how it looks.





Tigger and Piglet are stickers that are appliques that someone gave me. You can sew them onto clothes, but they aren't terribly thick so I thought they'd work for a birthday card. I used Bazzill Swiss Dotted cardstock for the background piece and just a bright blue for the die cut piece. 

Oh, and Pretty Little Studio is having a one-day (today!) sale on printed vellum. Each sheet is just 50¢ on sale. I previously bought the stars and woodgrain in aqua—love! I'm buying more today.

Marie Capistran over at the blog made a layout with the rainbow vellum here. Lovely, isn't it? The flair and butterflies, as well as the labels are PLS too. I don't work for them, just like them.


Have a great Wednesday!
Chark

Monday, July 21, 2014

Celebrating Junk Food

So, it's Junk Food Day here in the U.S. and I'm thinking we probably don't need an actual day to indulge ourselves with junk food...but, hey! who am I to argue with a holiday? I guess I'm having chips for lunch. I don't want to, I have to.


Here's a birthday card I made with the Triangle Die from Hero Arts. You can get it at a2z Scrapbooking Supplies and use CHARK15 to get 15% off your order. Yay! I used silver paper for some of the triangles and the stripe below the sentiment. I also popped in aqua and white triangles for some more variation.


Happy Monday and Happy Junk Food Day!
Chark